Monday, May 18, 2020

Barber Shop Lawsuit Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a Madison Barber's lawsuit challenging the Governor's closure of salons and barber shops. 

 Madison barber Mike Land opened his shop in violation of the Governor's order on April 30.  Madison police shut him down the same day.  Land asked a U.S. District Court to block enforcement of the order.  Judge Carlton Reeves didn't have to decide the merits of the case because the Governor allowed the salons to open on May 11. 

Judge Reeves dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice after all parties agreed the lawsuit was moot due to the opening of the salons.


Anonymous said...

Smells like tyranny. These powers to shut down business and confine citizens are not enshrined in the constitution or bill of rights. And the judiciary is failing to rebuke the executive that infringes on our rights.

Anonymous said...

It's good to be King.

Anonymous said...

Smells like safety.

Anonymous said...

you are free to confine yourself to the safest closet of your home and hide out with cable news and quiver with fear. This was no reason to shut down the economy. It was and still remains a literal nothing burger.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what y'all are gonna do when College Football is canceled. I hope y'all don't kill yourselves.

Anonymous said...

The Governor has every right to suspend certain activities and even your rights in time of bona fide emergency in order to give the state time to respond to said emergency. There's some tea party nuts that dispute that, but the only question is whether it is a bona fide emergency and how long the declaration should last.

Anonymous said...

90k confirmed dead (with many uncounted) in 3 months. Yeah, nothingburger.

The flu kills like 50 billion people a year.


Anonymous said...

Protecting the public health is a legitimate governmental function.

Anonymous said...

Only the restraining order portion is dismissed. He is still asking for his attorney's fees and costs. That is why the part references in the order reporting to the Court within 30 days.

Anonymous said...

10:21 the flu kills 50 billion of the 8 billion people living on this planet each year?

Anonymous said...


God, I hope you are being sarcastic or something, because otherwise that statement is next level ignorant.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

now hear a federal court civil case such as this, NOTHING good can happen to a citizen-plaintiff.
in a federal court criminal prosecution, NOTHING good can happen to a citizen-defendant.
federal civil courts exist to protect governments and corporations. they do not give a rats ass about a citizen -plaintiff.
in criminal cases , being a citizen-defendant in federal court is the legal equivalent of having aids, ebola, and covid 19 all at once.
moral of story.............if you are an everyday citizen do not ever expect the federal court system to help you.

Anonymous said...

3:32 is dead on. you didn't know the federal court system was rigged against ordinary citizens?.............well, now you know.

Anonymous said...

Where did Tater Reeves receive training for 'protecting the public health'?

Anonymous said...

I'm all in for the federal courts jurisprudence that is going to pop up in these comments. I'm sure there will be some real expertise on justiciability and the mootness doctrine.

Anonymous said...

“It was and still remains a literal nothing burger.”

30x the people have died from this than from 9/11... and we invaded two other countries over that.

It’s a nothing burger to you... because you haven’t lost anyone you knew. I have. So, fuck you for that.

Anonymous said...

@3:32 —

I read you comment twice, and I swear to God I’m no closer ascertaining meaning of it. I refuse to read it a third time.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell is it okay for people to shop at Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart and Autozone but not get a haircut or dental work done? I understand being able to buy food but if you can buy a gun, television, smart phone and patio furniture you should be able to get your hair cut.

Anonymous said...

I used Land's shop for many years.

All of the employees were great !

The only issue I ever had, was that he seemed to hire only young pretty girls.

I had no problem with that fact.

But as soon as one of em' would learn how to cut my hair, they would get pregnant and never return.


I was proud to see Mike raising Hell on the Capitol grounds !

Anonymous said...

" I understand being able to buy food but if you can buy a gun, television, smart phone and patio furniture you should be able to get your hair cut."

Good points, and I somewhat agree.

But for now, one's lips/nose don't have to come within inches of the sales rep when buying a gun or patio furniture.

Floyd the barber is a different story.
However, It's the nature of that business.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for another barber in Madison? Who else is here?

Anonymous said...

In theory I agree with Mike Land on this issue, but after watching his antics as a youth sports coach I'm glad he lost. And no, my son's teams didn't usually lose to the Land coached team, but cheating in youth sports is very low.

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